Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

National Time Fire Alarm Pull Stations Recalled by Signal Communications Due to Failure to Alert Consumers; Sold Exclusively by National Time & Signal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Fire alarm pull stations

Hazard: The pull handle on the fire alarm pull station can break when manually pulled and fail to activate the alarm system.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: National Time & Signal toll-free at 844-856-9177 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email recall@natsco.net or online at http://www.natsco.net/ or http://www.sigcom.com and click on Safety Notices and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 3,500

Description: This recall involves National Time & Signal 541S fire alarm pull stations. The red and white rectangular pull stations have "National Time" printed on the bottom. The fire alarm pull stations included in the recall have batch code 0805. The batch code is printed on a sticker inside the pull station. "PULL" is printed on the pull handle.

Incidents/Injuries: Signal Communications has received one report of the pull handle breaking and failing to activate during routine testing. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact National Time & Signal to schedule a free inspection and repair. National Time & Signal is contacting all purchasers of the recalled pull stations directly.

Sold exclusively at: National Time & Signal Corporation, and installed by electrical contractors, for use in educational, residential and business facilities in the Michigan area from October 2005 through April 2007 for about $25.

Distributor: Signal Communications Corp., of Woburn, Mass. and National Time & Signal Corp., of Wixom, Mich.

Manufactured in: China